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HTC Desire S

This week's reviews include one of the hottest phones from this year's Mobile World Congress, the HTC Desire S. It's the follow-up to the best-selling HTC Desire, but can it top the highs of the handset it replaces?

We've also fully reviewed Android 3.0, the tablet OS that hopes to conquer the supremacy of iOS as well as the incredibly quick six-core Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition.

Top five reviews on TechRadar

HTC Desire S review

The Desire S is a great phone, but it feels like it doesn't live up to its grand name. We loved the original Desire so much. It was offering an experience comparable to the iPhone 4 three months before Apple's device was even announced.

Android 3.0 review

Android 3.0 is powerful and fast. It looks closer to what you'd expect in the modern computing age and not as much like an enlarged version of the smartphone operating system. A few problems still exist, but they are relatively easy to overlook.

TVonics DTR-Z500HD review

Perfect for anyone wanting to cleanly wall-mount a TV thanks to its novel HDMI switching feature, TVonics has come up with a Freeview+ HD recorder that's hard to beat.

Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition review

With six full-spec Nehalem cores doing the business, working in parallel, it chews through multithreaded benchmarks like a hot knife through milk. A lightening chip though, unreasonably expensive - the last gasp of the X58 chipset?

LG 47LW550T review

Hardcore AV geeks will always remain sniffy about passive 3D screens because of the drop in picture resolution, but LG needn't be bothered – the 47LW550T is a consumer product, not a reference-grade 3D display.

LG 47lw550t

This week's other new reviews on TechRadar

AV accessories

Logitech Harmony 900 review
Super-sharp display screen and an IR/RF transmission to 30m

Nevo C3 review
For technophobes and technophiles alike, this remote offers great flexibility

OneForAll Essence 4 review
Pocket-friendly and suited to users with a modest amount of AV kit

OneForAll SmartControl PS3 review
Simple basic setup – with iPod and PS3 control thrown into the bargain

Digital TV receivers

Virgin Media TiVo review
Does the Virgin Media TV powered by TiVo box get three green thumbs?

Digital StreamDPS-1000 review
Onyx brings iPlayer, Lovefilm and YouTube for less than an Apple TV, but where's the Wi-Fi?


OlympusE-5 review
Does this DSLR have enough to tempt Four Thirds photographers?

Olympus e 5


Acer Aspire 5336-T353G32Mnkk review
Despite Acer's impressive record, faults such as a poor screen flaw this laptop

Dell Inspiron M5030 review
An attractive laptop with a great battery life makes this a portable option

Lenovo G560 review
A fantastic machine with excellent usability, even if the battery life is average

MSI CR620-643uk review
Great value for money is on offer here and a real surprise for a budget laptop

Asus P52F review
The Asus P52F-SO006X is a tough and usable business laptop, although portability is somewhat limited

Dell Vostro V130 review
Incredibly slim, but let down by a poor battery and limited performance

Hi-Grade Notino D8000i review
Decent performance and a strong display, but hampered by poor portability

Apple MacBook (2011) review
A slightly overpriced laptop, but its style, usability and software ably compensate

HP G72 review
The HP G72-a10SA is a well built desktop replacement machine with a vibrant 17.3-inch display

Samsung R440 review
Good value from this 14-inch Intel Core powered laptop, with next to no flaws

Toshiba Tecra A11 review
This laptop offers plenty of power and some other highlights, with only a couple of complaints

Fujitsu Lifebook S710 review
Great office performance, but the poor graphics and build are too pronounced

Samsung RF510 review
A powerful and comprehensively featured media centre laptop that's hard to fault

Sony VAIO VPCF21Z1E/BI review
Staggering power and immersive 3D from this stylish multimedia laptop

Kobalt GS150 Optimus review
An incredible machine boasting strong performance and impressive features

Toshiba NB550D review
By far the best netbook we've seen in a long time and very easy to recommend

Asus Eee PC 1018P review
Crammed with features, it's one of the most stylish netbooks we've ever seen

Asus eee pc 1018p


MSI Big Bang Marshal review
Everything you could ever want in a P67 motherboard?

Gigabyte G1.Assassin X58 review
An army flavoured enthusiast board for military-mad billionaires


Acer X110 review
An entry-level projector that is perfect for a life on the road

Epson EB-W10 review
A portable LCD projector that can do presentations and movies with ease

LG HX300G review
A small and light projector but brightness is lacking

Optoma EW536 review
This DLP projector offers good picture performance in a portable package

Sanyo PLC-XK3010 review
A portable projector that's best used for data


Zoostorm SL8 3310-9500 review
A pleasant surprise and one of the best Windows 7 tablets on the market

Archos 101 review
A highly usable Android tablet with a bright and vibrant 10.1-inch screen

Archos 101


Panasonic TX-L42E30B review
Not bothered by 3D? Panasonic's new 42-inch LCD TV be right up your street

Panasonic TX-L32DT30B review
An active 3D LCD TV with impressive multimedia options, but is 32-inches too small?

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